Become a Mike Hudson Distributing Customer
Here we will review how to become a Mike Hudson Distributing customer. It is vital to the success of your foodservice business to work with the right distributors. At Mike Hudson Distributing we provide service exclusively to independently owned businesses in Northern California. If you own or manage an independent market, delicatessen (both instore and stand-alone), Pizzeria, Bakery, Restaurant/Cafe, Specialty Cheese Shop/Department, or Winery we are the distributor for you. We have almost 50 years’ experience supporting businesses in our niche market of Northern California.
Our territory includes:
Highway 101 corridor from San Jose to California/Oregon border
East to Sacramento and the Central Valley
West to Marin, Sonoma and Mendocino Coasts
Unlike other distributors in the area, we focus on providing person to person service. As a Mike Hudson Distributing customers, you will have a dedicated sales rep assigned to your account. Our outside sales team is on the road visiting customers on a daily basis. We also have a knowledgeable inside sales team who man the phones during business hours Monday – Friday. To better serve you a member of our sales team will take the time to get to know you and your business. Our product offering is quite extensive; it helps to work closely with a member of our sales team who can suggest products that will help grow your business.
Have we peaked your interest? If you’re ready to become a Mike Hudson Distributing customer, there are a few things you need to do before we can deliver your first order.
Five Steps to Become a Mike Hudson Distributing Customer
1. Fill out our online initial contact form
First, you want to submit your information on the Become a Customer page of our website. Here you can tell us what products you’re interested in and a little about your business. We send all submissions to our Director of Sales who determines which of our sales reps should reach out to you.
2. Talk to a Mike Hudson Distributing sales representative
A member of our sales team will reach out either by email, phone or in person to talk more about your distribution needs. They will discuss what you are currently ordering from other distributors and where we can help either with better pricing or more selection. During this conversation, our sales rep will determine if we are a good fit for your business.
3. Fill out a credit application
After the meeting, if you decide to move forward, our MHD sales rep will give you a standard credit application to fill out. Upon approval of the application, your sales rep would OK you to start placing orders.
4. Review our product offering
Once you are cleared to begin ordering, your sales rep will give you a printed product catalog that features all our stocked items. You can also view all Mike Hudson Distributing items on our website. Find the products you need to help grow your business. Your sales rep will work closely with you, making suggestions according to your needs.
5. Place an order
Lastly, you may choose to call in your order or place an order directly with your sales rep. Either way, when you place your first order a member of our sales team will confirm what date we will be able to deliver your order.
If you are already a Mike Hudson Distributing customer but haven’t ordered in a while, the process is a little different. You should have a credit application on file. You may need to fill out a new credit application depending on how long it has been. Contact our inside sales team to find out the status of your account.
3 Possible Reasons why we would not be able to offer our services to your business
1. Out of our distribution territory
2. Do not meet the $1,000.00 minimum
3. Do not carry the right products for your needs
So, that’s how to become a Mike Hudson Distributing customer! We try to make the process as streamlined as possible. Above all, we want to provide the products and service you need to grow your business. Whether you heard about us from another business, a broker or found us online, we are happy you’re considering us for distribution. Contact us any time; our staff is here to answer any other questions you have. We hope to be hearing from you soon.